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Hopkinton Today: Wednesday, Dec. 23

by | Dec 23, 2020 | Hopkinton Today

Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.

During its meeting Monday night, the Planning Board unanimously approved a special permit for the proposed Lincoln Street-area open space and landscape preservation development concept plan, moving the eight-lot development forward after a few stops and starts. Also at Monday’s meeting, Plankton Energy presented a minor project site plan to install six solar canopies over existing parking lots behind Faith Community Church on East Main Street.

At its meeting last Wednesday, the Planning Board unanimously approved an open space and landscape preservation development special permit for a proposed nine-lot development on Hayden Rowe Street just north of the intersection with College Street. During the discussion, it was suggested that the Historic Commission look at the two billboards on the site to determine if they could be considered historic structures.

Hayden Rowe billboards

Should these billboards on Hayden Rowe Street be considered historic and preserved? Cast your vote below. PHOTO/JERRY SPAR

INDEPENDENT POLL: Should the billboards on Hayden Rowe Street be considered a historic landmark and remain in place?
47 votes

Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh, in an email to the schools community, stated that there are no plans to switch to a fully remote model the first week after winter break. The schools went fully remote the week after Thanksgiving, prompting some to speculate that a similar strategy might be used again to prevent a spread of COVID-19, especially with people traveling or welcoming family and friends into their homes during the recess.

Schedule note: Hopkinton Today will be taking off the remainder of the week. While HopkintonIndependent.com will continue to post news as it happens, the daily updates will return on Monday.

Photo of the Day: Snow sits on stored boats at Hopkinton State Park.

Snow on boats

PHOTO/DAVID HUGHES

Video of the Day:

https://twitter.com/fred035schultz/status/1341387545708548097?s=20

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